Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Kits

Last year I made more then enough kits to decorate for July 4th, but Tracy at the Idea Closet keeps coming out with cute things, so I keep getting them. I really am out of room, so I took some of last years kits to work so I can enjoy them there too. 

Here are the kits I got this year. 

Jessica ended up putting this one together for me. Its my first subway art. I love it so much I might have to go back and order the other ones she did for spring and Easter. 

Hats off for my Uncle Sam. 

I loved all of the extras on this Freedom Kit. 

Thanks again Tracy for some fun kits. I just ordered my summer ones and I can't wait to get them!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend Fun

The weekend started out a little rough (with a tick, but that's all I'm going to say), but luckily, after that, it went better. (Feather!)

Friday night we went to Jessica's for a Wii party night. We didn't stay as late this time, because Saturday morning, Jessica and I went to the city for some quick shopping. Normally when we go to the city, we get home around midnight, but this time we were home by 7:00. We stuck with only the stops we needed to make. It was nice to be home at an earlier time, and it seemed to help me not spend as much money. The highlight of the day was trying on clothes in the dressing room. I actually clapped I was so excited to see how many sizes I have gone down. I have never bought a size down before. :)

Sunday was another busy day. First we went to Roosevelt to my cousin's farewell. She will be leaving for the MTC on Friday to report to her mission in Chile. There was also a homecoming for a different missionary, so it was a packed church house. My super wonderful cousin Heather, let me hold her current foster care baby. What a doll! Both Heather and the baby. ;)

Then after that we rushed home so we could celebrate Matt's birthday. (Here's where I finally remembered my camera in all of the fun.) We headed up Rock Creek and found a nice spot and had a picnic. On the way up, we passed Josh's grandparents and uncle Steve. They recognized us and turned around and followed us.

The first pictures are of the rushing, gushing, raging water. I am just fascinated with all the runoff this year. I've never seen rivers this full and overflowing and I could just watch them forever. We kept the kids well away from the water, but I still had to get close to take some pictures.

We took Sage with us. She LOVED it! Last year she jumped out of the truck bed once, so since then, Josh has let her ride in the back seat. She spends most of her time inching forward trying to get in the front seat. I'm not sure who loves the trips more, her or Josh.

I think Tyler was able to do just about all of his favorite things up there. There was playing with water.


Preston was too busy eating to smile.

Back to Tyler's favorite things. Playing in the dirt.

He liked to jump and watch the dirt shake out of his hands.

Copying his older brother is another favorite thing.

I'm not sure why he was pulling this face...

He was one dirty little boy. If you look close you can see Doritos dust under the dirt.

Dirt = Happiness. :)

One last favorite, sharing. :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Preston's last T-ball game

Last night was Preston's last T-ball game of the season. I was so sad to see it end. The weather was beautiful this time, unlike the other game I went to where the wind was horrid.

Once again, each kid got three pitches thrown to them. If they didn't hit it, they set up the stand. Preston hit a pitch both times!!!!!!
His first hit! I think his eyes are closed in the picture, which makes that more amazing of a hit.

Because it was such a great hit, it was considered a home run. Its fun to watch those little legs run to all of the bases.

I love how each time he got on base, he would stand with his hands tucked behind his back.

Picking rocks during a boring moment of the game.

Getting ready to throw the ball.

What a great throw. This is one of my favorite pictures.

The 2nd time he hit the ball, I wasn't quick enough to get a picture. Here he is running to 1st base.

Safe on 2nd.

Waiting patiently on 2nd base.

And then not so patiently on 2nd.

Trying to skip 3rd base and run for home.

Safe on 3rd base.

Running for home.
And he's SAFE!!!

Guarding 1st base. I even got him to grin and wave.

The look of a little boy who really enjoyed T-ball.

Each team got a trophy to end the year. Preston was so cute. They each started to hold up their trophies and he noticed his wasn't the tallest. So he stretched his arm higher. It still wasn't enough, so he stepped up on the cement. I am such a proud aunt.

I love his face in this picture. I wish I had zoomed in on just him.

After the game, I pushed Tyler in the swings. He loved it. He was pretty busy watching everyone around him in the other swings, so it was hard to get him to look at me for a picture. And I loved his outfit; those irrigation boots really make it cute. But they also made it hard to get him out of the swing later. I had to cheat and take the boots off to get him out.

I love days like these when I get to spend so much time with the boys. I also learned that I take way too many pictures, but I don't care. Its easy to do when they are so cute.